Celtic, who had the prefix of Glasgow in this country to differentiate from Belfast Celtic from another generation, were on a whirlwind Irish tour before the start of their league defence in Scotland.
For some reason the Irish Independent edition on the Irish Newspaper Archives has no account of any soccer matches from that weekend.
The same day as their visit to Cork, Everton were in Dublin defeating Shamrock Rovers 4-2 while Stoke City had a 3-0 win over Finn Harps before a crowd of 5,000 in Ballybofey.
Stein was happy afterwards: “It has been a good trip. It was just the right tune-up for Manchester City on Tuesday,” he said.